Ever since the advent of @font-face in CSS (supported even in Internet Explorer since version 4.), web designers have found themselves free from the constraints of specifying fallback fonts likely to appear on all operating systems. Not only has this revolutionized web-based typesetting for content and navigation, but the increasing number of web-friendly icon fonts has allowed designers to use font glyphs to replace buttons and small graphics.
The latest iconic fonts and symbol fonts such as Font Awesome, Entypo, Iconic, Elusive, IcoMoon, Fontello, Typeicons, Linecons, can bring more substance and value to any of the textual content that you are using on your website designs. An iconic symbol is one used as an open source in creating icons and many website designers and even webmasters are using graphical icons and fonts in order to add more attractiveness on their content and website designs.
Why should I use these fonts? Well I just mentioned a couple of reasons but don't worry because there a lot more good ones on why you should consider using icon fonts: Icon fonts are completely scalable, in these types of icons you can simply increase the font size and they will scale without loosing quality. Icon fonts are IE6 compatible - Sure IE6 isn't such a problem anymore because it's usage is below 1% but having this bonus is always great.
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